I didn't promise, I said inshallah 1:Saudi Arabian employees' perceptions of the importance of implicit promises within the psychological contract


The psychological contract was both conceptualised and has been investigated primarily in Western contexts. While research has demonstrated its utility for exploring the nature of the individual employment relationship in other cultures, the fundamental tenets of the psychological contract have never been challenged. In particular, there is an absence of empirical research on how the notion of implicit promises might be viewed in Eastern contexts, in spite of promises constituting a significant plank of employee interpretation of the psychological contract. Using two case studies in Saudi Arabia, this research investigates how different sources of information influence the construction of implicit promises in a culturally unique employment context. We propose a theoretical model that outlines key factors that shape employee beliefs of implicit promises in order to guide future research in the field of psychological contracts.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/emre.12539
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: RESEARCH ARTICLE,RESEARCH ARTICLES,national culture,organisational culture,promises,psychological contract,Saudi Arabia
Publication ISSN: 1740-4762
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2024 08:15
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2022 13:57
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Published Date: 2023-06-01
Published Online Date: 2022-08-21
Accepted Date: 2022-07-11
Submitted Date: 2021-09-03
Authors: Aldossari, Maryam (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-9661-4610)
Robertson, Maxine
Chaudhry, Sara



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